Originally Posted by dseg
I agree but I believe that the high quality cat8 cable is built better with separate insulation and shielding so it can carry faster signals.
I was under the impression that if you go past 30meters with cat8 it goes down to cat7 quality.
I believe you are mistaken on what kind of signals cat cables carry.
There are a variety of signals and frequencies passing through based entirely on the network hardware attached and in use.
For home use, cat5 cable would suffice your needs.
That is why cat6 with its extra shielding and much tougher cable jacket would give you the best bang for your buck.
On ebay, there are a few sellers who offer specific collors and lengths for cat6 cable.
If you want his info, I can find in my ebay purchase history what I personally bought. I had one made for the short path from modem to router, then 2 cables made my personal length from router to my then-2 operating computers.
I think I spent under 30 bucks. shipping was the majority of that price.
Buy a roll of string for a couple bucks. Route what you want, measure the length, add 10% to that length, and start finding a price for cat6 in teh color and length you want.
I personally had a yellow cable for modem to router, red for my main rig at time, and blue for secondary rig at the time. Made it very easy to figure out which computer was unplugged when I was cleaning the room, or moving equipment around, etc..
I do agree with others, this is a bit of an overthought type of thread, but I can appreciate when someone simply wants to buy something once and not have to go in again down the road